Date Added: February 4, 2008
Posted by: Eloisa Marques
Location: My backyard in Chevy Chase, MD
Sightings: On January 30, 2008, I looked outside the window to my backyard and saw this magnificent creature perched on the rail, in full afternoon sun. The bird seemed full and content, as if he had just finished a good lunch. At closer exam of the photograph, some blood splatters on his chest could confirm it. Even though I enjoy observing wild life, I am not a bird watcher, but I was so taken by this sighting that I looked for a place where I could share it with people who might appreciate it. My sons helped me identify the bird as a broad winged hawk. If anyone has more information about it, I would like to know more about this beautiful bird.